A light earthquake magnitude 4.35 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8875 West, latitude 17.8735 North, depth = 7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.35-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:05:31 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020011025. Unique identifier: pr2020011025. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 13:05:31 / January 11, 2020 @ 1:05 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Patillas, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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